The car market is slow and dealers are doing their best to keep sales moving. Volkswagen is one of the laggards in the Indian car market when it comes to sales. Though the automaker has been in India for over a decade, the automaker has a market share of less than 2 %. Dealers of the German car brand are now offering discounts of upto Rs. 90,000 on the Vento sedan, Polo hatchback and the Ameo compact sedan. These discounts are common across most Volkswagen dealerships in India. Here are car-wise discounts.
The hatchback gets discounts worth Rs. 52,000. The discounts are split into a Rs. 40,000 cash discount, Rs. 10,000 exchange bonus and Rs. 2,000 corporate bonus. The Polo Cup edition of the car gets discounts of Rs. 28,500, which is split into a Rs. 16,500 cash discount, Rs. 10,000 exchange bonus and Rs. 2,000 corporate bonus. The Polo is available with petrol and diesel engines. The entry level petrol uses a 1 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated engine with 75 Bhp-95 Nm while the top-end GT TSI petrol uses a 1.2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged engine with 105 Bhp-175 Nm. While the smaller petrol engine gets a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard, the turbo petrol motor is offered with a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox as standard. The Polo is also available with a diesel engine – a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged unit that’s offered in two states of tune: 89 Bhp-230 Nm and 109 Bhp-250 Nm. Both diesel engines get 5 speed manual gearboxes. Prices of the Polo start from Rs. 5.77 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
Discounts on the Trendline trim of this car total up to Rs. 83,000: Rs 53,000 cash discount + Rs. 20,000 exchange bonus and Rs. 10,000 corporate bonus. The Ameo Cup edition gets discounts of Rs. 66,000: Rs, 36,000 cash discount + Rs. 20,000 exchange bonus + Rs. 10,000 corporate bonus. The Volkswagen Ameo is essentially the compact sedan version of the Polo. It shares the 1.0 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engines with the Polo. The gearboxes are also shared. However, the Ameo Diesel also gets the 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox option on its top-end trim. Also, the diesel engine on the Ameo makes 105 Bhp-250 Nm. Prices of the Ameo start from Rs. 5.89 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
Discounts on the Vento Comfortline trim total Rs. 90,000: Rs. 60,000 cash discount + Rs. 20,000 exchange bonus + Rs. 10,000 corporate bonus. The Vento is a full-sized C-Segment sedan, larger than both the Polo and Ameo. The car is offered with a 1.6 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with 105 Bhp-153 Nm, and 5 speed manual gearbox. The 1.2 liter TSI turbo petrol engine with 105 Bhp-175 Nm and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox is also offered on the car. A 1.5 liter TDI diesel engine with 109 Bhp-250 Nm is offered with 5 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox options. Prices of the Vento start from Rs. 8.64 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.